Inch by inch, I’m making progress in my office.
Since I’m painting all of the walls, I had to do some rearranging of furniture. As I mentioned in another post, this little nook in my entryway is going to become a prop closet of sorts. Instead of installing wall mounted shelves, I’m using two metal shelves that I previously used in the gift shoppe for holding merchandise. They fit perfectly! I’m actually a huge fan of these shelves. In fact, I have had the one on the right since college. I used it in my dorm room for storage. That sucker has been around for almost 10 years. The shelf on the left Is pretty much the same. I got it at Walmart a few years ago.
Anyway, the shelves fit perfectly in this area, so that’s will they shall stay. Eventually the walls in this closet will get painted, but I’m hoping to get everything else completed first. That way I can at least have some order around here.
I’ve been on the hunt for doors for this nook to keep my mess somewhat hidden. When the house was built, the opening was just big enough for one door. I’m not sure why the previous owners decided to enlarge the opening, but it’s what I’m left to work with.
My initial idea was to do a sliding barn door. But, as you can see, I don’t really have room on either side for the door to go when it’s open. Thankfully, through a bit of digging, I found a company that has a bypass door system. It’s called Rustica Hardware and they may be the solution to my problem! (The following two images are from their site.)
The system looks so cool and the quality seems great. There are lots of options for customizing it to suit your space. Plus, they sell doors. I had originally thought of hunting down some vintage doors, however this option may be preferable. As much as I love vintage, sometimes new just functions better. Plus, I wouldn’t have to deal with chipping paint or bowed doors.
I still haven’t made a final decision, but these look like a good contender. Now, it’s making the decision on what type of finishes!
At this point, I’m so happy to be making progress and seeing this space come back to life. I’ll be sharing my latest painting accomplishments soon! Stay tuned!
Do you have a sliding barn door at your house? Where did you get your system?